Do you have a favorite text gripe? Does nothing irritate you more than your friend who ‘lol’s at everything – funny or not? Or how about the friend who sends you nonstop pictures of her cat? We love texting (especially when it’s free), but there are a few faux-pas that get under our skin. From incoherent, chapter-long texts to acronyms that make no sense – we started wondering: what are the rules for proper texting in 2017?
It's summer and you just signed on for your first study abroad. You're going away in a few months and are already dreaming about the freedoms of living in another country for a semester. But then the reality sets in: how will you stay connected to the mainland once you're thousands of miles away? Who will fill you in on the dorm room gossip? How will you remember your aunt Claudia's birthday without a friendly reminder from your mom? Below we give you our top tips for staying connected while you're living it up overseas!
Mis-texts happen to everyone. You wake up in the middle of the night and send a text – intended to reach your best friend – and instead, you send it to your boss. In a moment of weakness, you text your crush a much-too-detailed monologue of how you feel about them. Or maybe Auto Correct sabotaged a birthday text to your mom with something so inappropriate, Damn You Auto Correct won’t even take your submission.
You probably already have a few pretty good ideas about text messaging. For instance, you know walking while texting can be tricky, and you know texting in your college courses has a negative impact on your grades. You didn't need a study to tell you so, but researchers went ahead and did them anyway. But not all the research done on the subject can be filed under "Obvious."
By now, we’re all familiar with ‘Damn You Auto Correct.’ But the pitfalls of parents and texting extend beyond the misuse of Auto Correct. After all, even the best of us fall victim to this tyrannical tool. We'll admit that parents can have an especially tough time keeping up with texting trends.
Do you suffer from the relentless slings of a robotic cruise and debt consolidation offers? Has that one guy or girl not catch on that you're not interested? Or is your ex taking a little longer than usual to let you go? With our new blocking feature the power is now in your hand. Say no to unwanted text, and you're phone buzzing all day.
Ready to text without ads all summer long? Entering is as easy as saying 'hello!'. Just tap enter now on the promotion you receive in the app and you will receive 1 entry for each day you text this month and have a chance to win 3 months ad free texting!
We all know there’s many ways to say “I love you” to your Mom. It could be in person with a giant hug, a greeting card in the mail or a phone call if you’re miles away. Or, you could also text your mother and share a message with her that makes it clear just how much she means to you.
But be forewarned -- there are just some texts that you just shouldn’t send to your Mom on Mother’s Day. She might remember these texts forever, and not for a good reason.
Happy Earth Month! Get $20 in calling credit just for texting. You will receive 1 entry for each friend you text and can earn up to 20 entries by texting twenty different friends!
March Madness is here! Lock in your number for a whole year - even if you do not use the app! To enter, simply text or call a friend. You'll earn 1 entry each day you text or call and you can earn up to 31 entries in the month of March.